March is known for many things: first day of spring, women's history month, St. Patrick's Day and of course NCAA basketball. The NCAA Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination tournament held each spring in the United States, featuring 68 college basketball teams, to determine the national championship. The tournament teams include champions from 31 Division I conferences (which receive automatic bids), and 37 teams, which are awarded at-large berths. An NCAA selection committee chooses these “at-large” teams. The 68 teams are divided into four regions and organized into a single elimination "bracket", which predetermines, when a team wins a game, which team it will face next. Each team is ranked, within its region. The tournament, created in 1939, is known informally as March Madness, and has become one of the most prominent annual sporting events in the United States.
As the official sponsor of information governance (IG), the RSD team thought it would be fun to create a tournament focused on IG. IG enforces desirable behavior in the creation, use, archiving, and disposition of corporate information. The RSD committee followed some stringent rules. We created four categories and created “teams” for each category. Before a team moved on, someone from the RSD committee had to justify why one team moved on and why one was eliminated. As with any tournament, there were straightforward winners and few big upsets. And at times, this was fun and at other times it became competitive and controversial. The four regions include:
- Laws, Regulations, and Standards
- Vendors and Solutions
- IG Drivers
We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it. Of course, we are always eager to get feedback and hear your thoughts about the brackets. Did we miss anything? Do you agree or disagree?
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